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Street dances on Congress Ave.?

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Apparently yes, in the 1950s there were street dances on Congress Avenue. The caption on this photo from the Village of Palm Springs says it was a street dance at 10th Avenue and Congress Avenue. Click on the image for a larger version.

Let us know in the comments below if that’s you (or someone you recognize) in the photo, and click here to share your memories of the good old days.

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Posted in Flashback blog November 12, 2009 at 10:12 am.

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  1. An astute reader of our historicpalmbeach.com Facebook fan page pointed out that the lighted sign in the background is a Publix sign. The MAR is part of “supermarket” and the IS, A, and LE are part of “IS A pLEasure.” Thanks John!

  2. David McRoy Nov 23rd 2009

    The deco signage looks like that for the proposed Publix in downtown Lake Worth. Very cool.

  3. Carl Regan Jan 16th 2010

    I am pretty sure the guitarist on the right is Bill Andy. He was a student at PBJC in 1958 and that “sort of” dates the photo.

  4. Palm Beach Post Staff Researchers Jan 17th 2010

    Wow, I wonder if he’s still around here. We’ll try to check that out. Thanks!

  5. Graham Mar 1st 2011

    That would make this further north of 10th ave on Congress, that Publix is still there.

  6. Jesse Lewis Apr 9th 2013

    The name of the Band was the Mystics. From left to right on platform, Jesse Lewis, Bass, Charles Cook, Lead Guitarist, Gary Settle, Rhythm Guitarist/Vocalist, Mike Schwenk, Lead Vocalist..Drummer not seen could have been John Kimberly.


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